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DNREC Regulations



The regulations that govern the Department of Natural Resources and Environmental Control (DNREC) are published by the Office of the Registrar of Regulations as part of the Delaware Administrative Code

Regulations by Division

Regulations Under Development

DNREC follows an internal regulatory development process to ensure that, to the extent possible, everyone who is interested in a proposed action regarding a regulation is properly notified about it, that the department follows a predictable and open process in developing, adopting, amending, and/or repealing such regulations, and that all these processes conform to legal and programmatic requirements.

All regulatory changes begin with an internal DNREC Start Action Notice (SAN) which lists the type and purpose of the proposed change, the statutory basis for the action, affected stakeholders, schedules and more information. As part of the public review process, regulatory changes are published in the monthly Register of Regulations.

SAN # Regulation Under Development Division Publication
2020-05 Control of Volatile Organic Compound Emissions
(7 DE Admin. Code 1124)
Section 36.0: Vapor Emission Control at Gasoline Dispensing Facilities
Division of Air Quality 24 DE Reg. 466 (11/01/20)
Proposed
2020-03 Regulations Governing Solid Waste
(7 DE Admin. Code 1301)
To effectuate the policy and provisions of 7 Del. Code § 6099A (At-store recycling program)
Division of Waste and Hazardous Substances 24 DE Reg. 333 (10/01/20)
Proposed
2020-02 Revisions to the General Permit Program under DE Admin. Code 7201, Section 9.2 Special Conditions for Storm Water Discharges Associated with Construction Activities Division of Watershed Stewardship 24 DE Reg. 468 (11/01/20)
Proposed
2020-01 Regulations Governing Underground Storage Tank Systems
(7 DE Admin. Code 1351)
Division of Waste and Hazardous Substances 24 DE Reg. 467 (11/01/20)
Proposed
2019-08 Requirements for the Phase-out of Hydrofluorocarbons
(New Regulation)
Division of Air Quality 23 DE Reg. 841 (04/01/20)
Proposed
2019-05 Control of Volatile Organic Compound Emissions
(7 DE Admin. Code 1124)
Division of Air Quality 24 DE Reg. 465 (11/01/20)
Proposed
2019-02 Delaware’s Regulations Governing Hazardous Waste (DRGHW)
(7 DE Admin. Code 1302)
Division of Waste and Hazardous Substances 24 DE Reg. 127 (08/01/20)
Proposed
2018-16 Regulations Governing Solid Waste
(7 DE Admin. Code 1301)
Division of Waste and Hazardous Substances
2018-15 Universal Recycling Regulations
(7 DE Admin. Code 1305)
Division of Waste and Hazardous Substances
2018-05 Motor Vehicle Emissions Inspection Program (Kent and New Castle Counties)
(7 DE Admin. Code 1131)
Changes in response to a federal mandate (40 CFR 51.350)
Division of Air Quality
2018-04 Motor Vehicle Emissions Inspection Program (Sussex County)
(7 DE Admin. Code 1126)
Changes in response to a federal mandate (40 CFR 51.350)
Division of Air Quality
2017-13 Boiler Safety Regulations for Boilers, Pressure Vessels, and Nuclear
(7 DE Admin. Code 1353)
Division of Waste and Hazardous Substances
2016-09 Regulations for the Green Energy Program
(7 DE Admin. Code 2103)
Division of Climate, Coastal and Energy



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